Thousands of Mainers stand to benefit from student debt relief

Portland Press Herald

The Augusta-based Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) said in a release Wednesday that roughly 177,000 Mainers, or about 95 percent of the people in the state who have federal student loan debt, will be helped by the president’s plan. An additional $10,000 in student debt cancellation will be made available for those people who went to college on Pell grants. Federal Pell grants are available to students who can demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Click here to read the full story, first published August 24, 2022 in the Portland Press Herald.